Gorgeous Portrait Photos of Carla Bruni as a Fashion Model in the 1980s and ’90s

Born 1967 in Turin, Italy and moved to France at the age of seven, Carla Bruni was a model from 1987 to 1997 before taking up a career in music. She wrote several songs for Julien Clerc that were featured on his 2000 album, Si j’étais elle. h/t: vintag.es Bruni released her first album, Quelqu’un m’a dit, in 2002, which eventually spent thirty-four weeks in the top 10 of the French Albums Chart.

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Photographer Paolo Pettigiani Captures Stunning Infrared Landscapes of French Alps

Italian photographer and artistic director Paolo Pettigiani, based in Turin, has just unveiled a new part of his “Infraland” project. In his series “Infraland Valley”, the artist used a drone to take aerial images of the Ailefroide valley, in the French Alps, using infrared photography. By bringing out elements with chlorophyll like trees and grass, this technique enables the artist to modify our...

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Fabulous Cover Photos of La Vie Parisienne in 1927

La Vie Parisienne (the Parisian life) was a French weekly magazine founded in Paris in 1863 and was published without interruption until 1970. It was popular at the start of the 20th century. h/t: vintag.es La Vie Parisienne was hugely successful because it combined a new mix of subjects—short stories, veiled gossip and fashion banter, also comments about subjects from love and the arts to the...

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Brilliant Acts of Vandalism by French Artist CAL

If the streets of the city of Lyon were giant pages of a coloring book, one of the most lively children filling those pages would be the French artist CAL. The Lyon-based street artist sprinkles their works in urban places, leaving them interacting with their surroundings. Scroll down and take a look at some of his best works! More: Instagram h/

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Amazing Black and White Photographs Capture Everyday Life in France During the Mid-20th Century

Photographer Janine Niepce (February 12, 1921 – August 5, 2007), one of the first photo-journalists in France, was a distant cousin of Nicéphore Niépce, the inventor of photography. She photographed with great talent ordinary people going about their daily lives, much like humanist photographers Robert Doisneau and Willy Ronis. Influenced by Henri Cartier-Bresson, who gave her very sound advice on...

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Warsaw-Based Artist Spray-Paints A Beautiful Lace Mural On The Side Of A French Lace Museum

Calais is a city in northern France famous for its lace-making tradition. Turns out, back in the late 19th century, many textile artists and engineers from England immigrated to Calais to escape economic and social difficulties, turning the city into an industrial hub for lace manufacturing. Back then, around 40,000 of the residents were working in the local lace factories. More: Instagram...

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London-Based Designer Creates “Joy & Excitement” With Colourful Skate Park In Lille

London-based designer Yinka Ilori has applied his signature vibrant style to the Colorama skate park within the La Condition Publique cultural centre near Lille, France. The indoor skate park was built in the latest stage of the development of La Condition Publique – a cultural institution set within an early 20th-century warehouse, which was renovated by architect Patrick Bouchain in 2004.

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French Street Artist Paints 3D Creature Graffiti And It’s Not For The Faint Of Heart

As lockdowns loosen, people start venturing out into the streets. We can once again appreciate fresh air, open spaces, and hopefully, some good graffiti on a wall rather than bad ones. I know for sure that there’s at least one person that tips the balance of good-and-bad graffiti to the better side. He goes by the street name of SCAF (previously). What’s more, he isn’t a mere vandal:

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Post Apocalyptic Views: Dutch Photographer’s Lens Captures Graveyard Of French Warships

While the international community remains indoors due to lockdowns, photographer Bob Thyssen from the Netherlands dug into his archives to share some of his old footage. Bob, who has his own YouTube channel, has been documenting abandoned places for over 13 years and the number of countries he’s visited exceeds 70. In one of his recent episodes, he shared footage dating back to 2011...

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French Dentists Are Protesting That They Are Told To Return To Work Without Proper PPE – They Getting Naked To Protest

French dentists have begun protesting the fact that they are being asked to go back to work without PPE (personal protective equipment like masks, gowns, etc). They are doing what the French do best – get naked. “These pics aren’t about a party in the office, neither a kind of ice bucket challenge. Why naked photos? In two weeks we go back to work. Facing COVID-19 concerns, the luck of PPE and the...

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